by Anneli Rufus
Tired of the endlessly repetitive boredom of your daily commute? Yearning to add a little buzz to those dull heading-home stints? Then take BART, where the bloodcurdling fear is absolutely real!
An adult female passenger had just left the pay area at the Richmond station around 7:30 p.m. on January 2 and was approaching the parking lot when not one, not two, not even three but four women surrounded her and demanded that she hand over her money. When she did not comply, the quartet chased her across the parking lot, according to the BART PD report. She managed to scramble into her vehicle and lock the door behind her, but "the suspects threatened the victim with physical harm while she called the police from within," the report reads. "The suspects kicked the doors of the car."
Then the criminettes gave up in frustration: Damn! All that hard work, team effort, and physical exertion and no cash to show for it! They fled into the station. The report continues: "The suspects were located aboard a train. An 18-year-old was booked at the Martinez jail for attempted robbery. One juvenile was cited for the same offense, while a 23-year-old was cited for disturbing the peace."